Chandigarh, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

A total 31,569 cases have been settled before Lok Adalats in the entire State of Haryana as part of Mega Lok Adalat drive from April 1-12.

A sum of Rs 8,66,42,246 has been awarded as compensation to the victims of Motor Accident and a fine in the tune of Rs 9,94,0201 was realised in the petty offences. The drive was held across the State of Haryana under the aegis of Haryana Legal Services Authority.

The cases settled through the Lok Adalat included criminal cases (compoundable cases and cases of minor offences, which could be settled out of courts), Negotiable Instruments Act cases, bank recovery cases, civil suits, motor accident claims, labour matters, family matters and other cases.

Pre-litigation stage cases were also entertained in the Mega Lok Adalat. The main object of the Mega Lok Adalat was to ensure speedy justice to the litigants. 'Access to justice for all' is the vision of Legal Service in India.

(Posted on 13-04-2014)